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How fast you cool molten iron determines its properties

A new cooling model gave better predictions of the strength and ductility of cast iron

Cast iron, an alloy of iron with carbon, is widely used for making machine and automobile parts. In its liquid form, it flows easily, hence can be poured into moulds, offering intricate detailing in the part shape. It may be less ductile and malleable than wrought iron or less stiff than steel, but it has a lower melting point than other forms of iron and cannot be compressed easily. 

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Improved Model for High-sensitivity Gallium Nitride Biosensors

Researchers propose a biosensor model that captures the effect of the fluid-sensor interface charge.

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IIT Bombay researchers propose a novel piezoelectric material

Researchers probe properties of the new material, say better for micro- and nanodevices.

Air travel these days has become pretty smooth, with passengers feeling very little vibrations while seated in the cabin. Engineers install palm-sized devices on the aircraft wings and cabin windows to dampen the vibrations from the huge aircraft turbine engines and the surrounding atmosphere. These devices are made of piezoelectric materials, which generate a large vibration-cancelling force when an electric signal is applied.

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Accurate estimation of manufacturing variations can improve circuit performance

New experimentally validated model accounts for manufacturing process variations while designing ultra-dense electronic circuits.

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IITB researchers unravel the anomalies in uranium

Researchers have explained how the electronic properties and atomic vibrations of uranium are linked.

An electronic instability destabilizes the lattice, triggering charge-density wave and inducing Kohn anomaly. [Image Credits: Aditya Prasad Roy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, an author of the study]

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How fluids react to surfaces coated with repelling paint

Researchers study how water flows past a surface that repels it heavily

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The laws of electromagnetism at the scale of a few atoms

Researchers have demonstrated the reciprocal relationship of electricity and magnetism over a thin magnetic film. 

Physicists discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism more than a century ago. The intricate relationship between these entities, previously thought to be separate, currently goes by the name „electromagnetism‟. It largely governs the world in which we live. From large power grids to fans in our rooms to electronic gadgets, everything runs on these well-understood principles. 

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Understanding the regimented design of the human proteome

Scientists discuss the rigorous standards followed for proteome identification by the Human Proteome Project.

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Novel AI-based algorithms on well-known physics can speed up technology

 Researchers have sped up the study of light-matter interaction on specially-engineered surfaces.

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New technology could reduce delayed diagnosis and help differentiate malaria parasite species for effective treatment

Researchers use proteomics & machine learning to identify group of proteins to gauge severity of malaria

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